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George Curwen – age 22 – Leading Airman (FAA/FX. 79481) H.M.S. Landrail, Royal Navy.

HMS landrail was the name of the Royal Naval Air Station at Machrihanish near Campbelltown in Argyllshire. George was member of 832 Squadron which had first formed in April 1941 at HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent. The squadron were preparing to fly on to the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious when George's Fairey Albacore torpedo bomber bi-plane was involved in an air crash. (Source: fleetairarmarchive.net and naval-history.net)

Born 1919 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of Richard and Margaret Curwen of 585 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1.

(Source: CWGC, family grave in Rutherglen Cemetery &bGlasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Died on Active Service/Lost at Sea on 29 July 1941.

Commonwealth War Grave – Lee-on-Solent, Memorial, Hampshire.